Monday, September 21, 2009

I think that life's simplest pleasures are the ones I enjoy the most. Things like watching the seasons change. Especially in the fall when you get the beautiful colors with the trees changing. I remember one country road in Kentucky right by where I lived. The trees grew high up the side of the road and met across the top. It was like driving through a tunnel of trees. And in the fall when those trees started turning colors, it was glorious!

For this card, I used three stamps from Magnolia-licious. Jam Tilda is so precious and she's from the newest fall collection A Little Yummy for your Tummy which is available for preorder right now over at Magnolia-licious. (I think Diana might be rearranging things right now, cause the stamp image is gone this very moment. But I'm sure it will be back momentarily). I propped her up on the window, #547, which I stamped and cut out four times. twice in white and twice in patterned paper for the curtain. And all of that is popped up from #559 fall background. I'm telling you, this card looks really simple, but it took me forever to accomplish! LOL! I think I used an entire roll of dimensional tape on it. I'm sorry, I don't know who the DP is by, but the card base and layering cardstock are bth Bazzill. I used cryogen white for Tilda. It has just a hint of glitter in it. And for some reason, in these pics, the glitter really decided to rear it's head. The recipient will be able to attest to the fact that it does NOT look all glitery in person. It's just enough to give the image a little life. I love the stuff, thanks to Jacque! *smiles*

That sentiment stamp is from a new set of digi stamps from The Cutting Cafe' titled Autumn Days. Please be sure and check it out! Regina has a huge lot of new sets that she's come out with! Each set is fabulous! All the stamps are colored with my Copic markers, and I added some machine stitching as well.
Those of you looking for my Bitten By The Bug card....well.....I have to be honest.....I didn't like it. In fact...it was even worse than that. I REALLY didn't like it. In fact, I posted it, then I deleted it about an hour later. I just didn't want to look at it anymore. Sorry! LOL! I will usually leave cards up that I don't like, but I just couldn't. Oh, alright, here's two elements that I DID like about the card that I will show. LOL!

This is one of my new hAnger and stAngler images which I absolutely love, and then this is another new stamp from The Cutting Cafe' from a set which I adore! It's called When I count my Blessings. If you want to see the entire card, please be sure and visit Bitten By The Bug. The rest of the designers did a FABULOUS job with this challenge.

That's it for me today! Sorry for such a long post! Hope you're having a wonderful start to the week and I hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

36 comments :

Crayola58 said...

Oh wow, Sharon... I love this little card with that darling child and I am always ga-ga over black and white polka dotted-anything. The big round sentiment with the sweet bow....perfect... I love it.
Carole

Barb Hardeman said...

Sharon this is so adorable! I love how you've placed Tilda in the window with the swirling leaves outside. Beautiful coloring, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The little teapot charm is wonderful, I've been looking everywhere for one. You cut all of this out so perfectly, I love the whole card. Your hAnglar image is gorgeous, and yes, I did go over and have a look at the entire card. You did a great job on that card, it's wonderful...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

OMG!! LIKE YOU SAY SHARON WOWSY GUACAMOLE!!!!LOL!!! I love all your work this little girl has been very popular and is she the the prettiest or what!! you colored her so BEAUTIFUL!!!You really did it with the fall around the corner which is my favorite specialy the leaf changing i wish i could see that tree tunnel you menchant. I love the window that is the cutest window ever lol!! Good work tfs!!! RubyM

CelticWoman said...

Dear Sharon, okay first I send you bunches of hugs, cause I know the angst and time that has gone into these and oh my goodness gracious is all I can say, I grew up North of Chicago and so many of the streets have the trees on both sides of the street that meet in the middle and as a child it was magical, well still is but then to fresh new eyes, they were truly fairytale lanes with houses of sugarbread trim and turrets. Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories. Hugs

Jodi said...

Such a sweet card Sharon!! Love the way you used her on the window sill!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tracey said...

You may have really not liked your card but I am sure we would have loved it!! I always think your work is awesome though.

Your Tilda card is no exception. She looks so cute perched up on the windowsill. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. I know it is back to the grind tomorrow. :( Hugs to you darlin!!

Jacque said...

Sharon, she is just gorgeous...your coloring of her is beautiful and paper-piecing that curtain...geeeeeeeeeesh...lots of work girlie!!! But a real beauty in the end...just love it, sweetie...Hugs..Jacque

Lynne in NI said...

Aww what a darling card! I love the swirling leaves and I can just imagine the card took ages to make, but well worth it!
As for your bitten by the bug card ... its gorgeous too! You're much too hard on yourself! And the little hAnger and stAngler image is just adorable - I wish there were easier to get hold of over here!
Lynne
:o)

Jenny said...

So so so cute! I love them both :)

LINDA said...

Your card is tooooo cute.My favorite time of the year is fall and spring.Where I live in Texas we
don't usually have much of a winter
but are summers are to long and to hot. Love your card
Linda W.

Angelwood said...

Both of your cards are so SWEET! Tilda sitting in the window is the most charming and colored beautifully. (I think I have her on order - i hope - i gotta go back and check). I have to buy this window too! Love your Hanglar card and of course is colored in beautifully as well. I wish I could say "I'm gonna go buy her too." LOL! Lovey your cards! :o) Angela

Dawny P said...

Hi Sharon. Love this card - how sweet does Tilda look gazing out of the window. We live next to a wood and it gets very windy here sometimes and I long for a window seat so that I can sit and watch the leaves. Mind you, if I did that, it would mean less time for crafting lol xxxx Love the H&S girl as well - beautifully coloured my friend. I just had to go take a peek at your card over at BBTB and I think it's so sweet and I love the spotty paper. But I do know what you mean about sometimes not liking what we do and I'm sure we've all made cards that we aren't fussed on. But I tell you GF, if most of us could make cards like you, we'd all be very happy bunnies. Biggest hugs xxxx

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Sharon--love the scene you've created outside for her! Fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Danni said...

Another adorable card! I liked the other card that you took down but I know how it is when YOU don't like something! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card you have made. I so want that stamp! I would never be able to color it as well as you have done though. Everything you do is super nice. I always enjoy looking at your cards thouogh I am bad about taking time to comment. Just know that if you stamp it, I will love it. (Kind of like, "if you build it, they will come")
hugs
tonilea

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your card is just adorable! I love all the work that you have put into this card it is amazing. Love Tilda sitting in the window with the fall leaves falling outside. So cute!
Hugs,
Nancy

Ann Kranitz said...

This is just adorable. Love the paper pieced curtains!!!

Norma said...

Awww, Sharon, this is such a precious card. You've set the scene up perfectly. Love the paper piecing for the curtain. Wow, what a lot of work you've done for this card--all that cutting! It was worth it. And your is always so beautifully done. Love the card.

Hugs.
Norma

The little bit that you showed us of the Hanglar piece is beautifully done. I'm going to pop over now and see your entire card.

cats whiskers said...

Oh HUn you are funny, but I know what you men about not liking cards, although the two little bits you let us see look perfect to me. I loveyour Tilda card and how you have built up the little scene it is just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Kelly said...

Sharon you are too funny. I can't imagine not liking any of your cards. I think you should repost it and let us decide! Really love the ones you did post, looks like a lot of work to me!

4furbabies said...

Ok - First - Tilda in the window is so very cute - great job on it .
Really love it .
I feel cheated that you didn't show the whole card on the other- -It was a little sneak peak- so sad - what you showed was so cute - We're always to hard on our own cards. Thanks for sharing - you still should show the whole card!!!! LOL God Bless Chris

Handmade by Vivi said...

Gorgeous cards Shannon, both of them!!! not doubt about that!!!
xxx
Vivi

Jodester said...

Both cards are adorable, love how you have Tilda perched on the window frame and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Oz_Jodie

Christine said...

Gosh Sharon you sure know how to make em girl I JUST LOVE THIS CARD lots of work & it shows everything is stunning.

hugs Christine xx

Katarina said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your stamps. Let me know when you have scraped together some moolah for more of them, lol. I know, I'm such a temptress, lol.
I actually got myself a new hÄngel too even thouugh I'm not so fond of them, but the one I got was too cute. It was the one sitting on a cloud and having a drink. Can't wait to do something with it, but now it's back to studying. I have my exam on thursday so I will take all weekend off to craft!

Pam S. said...

Sharon - had to chuckle at your "you wouldn't believe how much time I spent on this"!!!! OH YES, I would and DO! I do the same thing! lol I just don't know how to make cards fast! and I love details, so that's how it is! I haven't stamped up this little Tilda yet, but I want to! so fun to see how creative you are! love your charming card!!!
Pam Going Postal

TERIBERI said...

WOW - just amazing my friend!!! Both of these cards are fabulous. Love all the warm colors!! hugs, T

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How sweet Sharon!! This is just adorable!! HUGS

Regina Easter said...

everything looks good girl...your coloring is amazing....

Enfys said...

gorgeous stuff Sharon, you do such wonderful things with Tilda, and I love your 'blessings' card (I made one tonight, love that set)
hugs
En xx

DeeDee said...

You are so funny! Your card for BBTB is not as bad as you think! LOL! Love the little window scene...she is so sweet and I know how much work you put into the whole card...so, I know its extra special. It was worth it too...its so perfect! Loves you! HUGS!

Sharri Seffens said...

Sharon, this is gorgeous! I love the whole scene!

Curt in Carmel said...

This card doesn't look simple at all! It looks like you put a ton of work into it! The effect you achieved of a window scene is terrific! This card gave me such inspiration, now I have a card in my head using a window theme! Thanks so much for your inspiration! Best, Curt

Candace said...

I love watching the seasons also. This card is just perfect for bringing out those feelings.

Jill said...

beautiful card Sharon love the tilda image hugs Jill xx

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
You have made an absolute stunner this time!! I CAN imagine all the time it took to make; but it was worth it wasn't it? I adore your card!
Oh Oh Oh - you have some H & S stamps!! I LOVE them as well as the Magnolia's. You are so lucky to have them!!! Is it a secret where you were able to buy them?
Sorry you didn't like your card - hard to believe with this gorgeous image! I went to the other site and had a look - I know we don't always love what we make - but you shouldn't have taken it off!!!!
Beautiful work on both images!
Love Candy